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Nick Bunker

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Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.


December 2020 Jobs Report: Coronavirus Still Battering Labor Market

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The US economy lost 140,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.7%, unchanged from November.


bar graph tightness of labor market varies by unemployment metric

October 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey: Lack of Momentum

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Job openings ticked up in October, but they remain 5% below February levels, according to the latest data from the federal Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).


Prime age employment rate remains depressed

November 2020 Jobs Report: Slowing Progress in the Labor Market

Prime age employment rate remains depressed
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The US economy gained 245,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.7%, down from 6.9% in October.


bar graph tightness of the labor market varied by unemployment metric

September 2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

bar graph tightness of the labor market varied by unemployment metric
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Job openings and quits remain stagnant, a bad sign for the recovery.


October 2020 Jobs Report: Continued Progress, but More Work to Go

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The US economy gained 638,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 6.9%, down from 7.9% in September.